A half-inch of rain over the next couple days is expected to keep a large forest fire from spreading in northeastern Minnesota.
The weather is expected to clear and the winds pick up on Monday over the huge wildfire burning in northeastern Minnesota after a day of heavier-than-expected rain.
Crews attempting to contain a wildfire in a northern Minnesota wilderness area are working to continue their progress in the northwest corner of the fire as well as on the southern front.
Fire crews are reporting their first real progress in containing a forest fire roaring across a northern Minnesota wilderness area.
Crews battling a wildfire in a northern Minnesota wilderness area said several days of favorable weather have helped them get it under control, although slightly warmer temperatures, dry air and wind renewed concern Friday.
A fire that started from a lightning strike in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area is now burning more than 60,000 acres in northeastern Minnesota, tripling in size since it started.
A forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely has more than doubled in size since Sunday.
A forest fire in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area near Ely has grown to about 4,500 acres.